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* MagnificentBastard: Sloane. And to a slightly lesser extent, ''every other character''.
** Jack Bristow's SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome from the finale qualifies him.


* IdiotPlot: Even after taking care to sprinkle in several moments of Sydney noticing someone off about Francie, when the good guys finally figure out there's a double among them, not one person ever suspects her and it takes Will randomly coming across her doubling drugs that she inexplicably left out in the open.

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* IdiotPlot: Even after taking care to sprinkle in several moments of Sydney noticing someone something off about Francie, when the good guys finally figure out there's a double among them, not one person ever suspects her and it takes Will randomly coming across her doubling drugs that she inexplicably left out in the open.


** Lantinx Mia Maestro as the daughter of the very white Ron Rifkin and Lena Olin.

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** Lantinx Latinx Mia Maestro as the daughter of the very white Ron Rifkin and Lena Olin.


* NightmareFuel: The scene where she's first mind controlled by Kilgrave, her eyes say it all.

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* NightmareFuel: The scene where she's first mind controlled by Kilgrave, her eyes say it all. Especially since the whole scene is done in Mark Bagley's bright, traditional super-heroey style.


** Lantinx Mia Maestro as the daughter of the very white Ron Rifkin and Lena Olin.



* WTHCastingAgency: Lantinx Mia Marstro as the daughter of the very white Ron Rifkin and Lena Olin.

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* WTHCastingAgency: Lantinx Mia Marstro as the daughter of the very white Ron Rifkin and Lena Olin.

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** To anyone from England where "Love" is a common term of endearment, its being used as the distinctive thing that clues Jack in about Lauren is just plain confusing.

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** With the show starting before the US government's invasion of Iraq and the likes of the Abu Gharib scandal making it far more socially acceptable to criticize said government, it's now shockingly laughable when Kendall asks Sydney in Season 1 how she could possibly think an organization that would summarily execute someone could be part of them.

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* IdiotPlot: Even after taking care to sprinkle in several moments of Sydney noticing someone off about Francie, when the good guys finally figure out there's a double among them, not one person ever suspects her and it takes Will randomly coming across her doubling drugs that she inexplicably left out in the open.


* CompleteMonster: The Purple Man, real name Zebediah Killgrave. See ''YMMV/{{Daredevil}}''.

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* ChrisCarterEffect: Starting in Season 3 the fans really started noticing that there was clearly no real plan for the show. Some of the most obvious cases are Lauren's mother saying she truly believes that her evil actions are for the greater good never being explained, and Sloane violently killing someone who insults Rambaldi by saying immortality is all his endgame was about, only for the show to end up saying that actually ''is'' all he wanted.


* ValuesDissonance: The show features perhaps the last completely straight-faced use of brownface with Sydney's disguise as an Arab in "The Solution."

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* ValuesDissonance: ValuesDissonance:
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The show features perhaps the last completely straight-faced use of brownface with Sydney's disguise as an Arab in "The Solution.""
** With the increased acceptance of dark anti-heroes on TV since the show aired, it can now feel pretty strange how it keeps going out of its way to keep Sydney's hands clean, until it's basically a RunningGag that people she fights keep accidentally killing themselves.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Modern viewers may be put off with the show's continual hand-holding about its story arcs, with a lengthy opening narration on every episode, regular AsYouKnow dialogue, and even a clip show within Season 1. At the time a lot of viewers really did find this necessary, being unprepared for having to remember so many details in a genre that tended to be just fun fluff for an hour.

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* ValuesDissonance: The show features perhaps the last completely straight-faced use of brownface with Sydney's disguise as an Arab in "The Solution."


* BetterOnDVD: Despite airing a decade too early, the show bears a startling resemblance to streaming service original series that release entire seasons at once, with a very loose story structure that fits a binging model very well.

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* BetterOnDVD: Despite airing a decade too early, the show bears a startling resemblance to streaming service original series that release entire seasons at once, with a very loose story structure where subplots are introduced and resolved at points that have nothing to do with where an individual episode begins or ends, that fits a binging model very well.

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